Punters can cash in on royal birth

ten poundsFor those who like a flutter, the royal birth provides ample opportunity for a punt on facts and figures associated with the future monarch.

Bets can be made on a whole host of trivial items from the baby's hair colour to the date it will be born. With betting slips in hand thousands of people will be eagerly awaiting news about when the Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%
The most popular bets with punters are around trying to guess the name of William and Kate's first child. During a royal engagement it was claimed the royal stopped herself from saying she was having a daughter so there have been a flurry of bets placed on girls' names.

The most popular name among punters is Alexandra whose odds have plummeted with two leading bookmakers. William Hill have seen the odds for the name fall from 33/1 to 5/2 and Paddy Power have reported a similar fall and has a price of 3/1.

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